In quarantine? Self isolated? Feeling bored? Same!
With the Covid-19 at large many people have been forced to stay at home, or are choosing to. My school has closed and both my parents are at work, so I have had to occupy myself. Here is a short list of the things I do:
Read!!! Probably the best option to stay occupied!
Learn a new Language on duolingo! This has kept me busy for hours.
Listen to audiobooks! Audible has now made their audiobooks free while schools are closed.
Binge watch a series!!
6 . Learn about something on https://www.futurelearn.com
Anyways this is just some of the many things I have been doing
Great list and other than the audio books, exactly what my lockdown house is doing. While I finally feel as if I will live, sadly my better half is now sick. Just hunker down and stay home. I do have a very sad Lab at home wanting to go on long walks and plat ball so I can only hope poor Daisy, in her dog way, understands why her folks are so boring as of late. Good luck to you and hope all Duo brothers and sisters stay well!!
I recommend seeking out the voices of disabled people right now. For a lot of disabled folks, being stuck at home and having serious health fears is just life. Disabled people were dealing with this long before coronavirus, and will still be dealing with it when everyone else "goes back to normal".
A lot of disabled people online (especially on Twitter, from what I've seen) are sharing advice about how to cope with self-isolation, how to maintain a routine in difficult times, and giving unique insights into this whole situation. If you search 'disabled coronavirus', 'disabled people COVID-19', '#disabled #coronavirus' or anything else like that, you'll probably find some things.
And while I'm on the topic, please check in with disabled folks you know, and amplify what disabled people are saying online. The disabled community is likely to get hit especially hard by this, and is already dealing with a lot of extra challenges compared to most people, so please contact people if you can and ask if they need anything.
when i get excited i sound like an anime girl, when I'm scared I sound like some australian nature show guy example: "right there, 'at's a sai-beer-ian toigah" when I'm mad I sound like all might EDIT: jirou, if you think that's funny, you should see me when i'm REEEEEALLY mad, like, livid, it's like I'm a completely other person, the best way I can describe it is if the alien queen from the movie aliens could talk
Yes, it is boring to stay home weekdays and weekends, never go out for a dinner or just a walk on the street. But the alternative is horrible. We all have to do our share. But we have a language(s) to learn and make the best use of our time at home. Don't forget to exercise everyday.
These are great ideas :) Thank you! I'm committed to becoming conversational in Spanish again and also learning the piano again. I've been doing Duo on and off for years, but now I'm really going to commit. To keep busy yet content during isolation, I've been doing meditation, reading a lot, and going for long walks (if you can!)
did you know that you can fly RC micro/nano quadcopters indoors in your living room?
One of the (original) tiny quads is called "Blade Inductrix" (or Inductrix Switch) and is made by the company HorizonHobby; it is BNF which means that you do not have to assemble first the quad or program the flight controller (FC) internally, only setup your RC transmitter; and you can fly it with any radio which supports the Spektrum DSMx (or DSM2) protocol.
I wrote a longer article in my native German language about some characteristics and published it here: http://www.rc-network.de/forum/showthread.php/719105-Inductrix-BLH8700-BLH8780-(Blade-rote-blaue-Haube)-Flugerfahrungsbericht
Other TinyWhoop quads for indoors (brushed) or outdoors (brushless) are available from several Chinese vendors like www.BetaFPV.com, www.boldclash.com and many more and you can also flash selected Chinese quad boards with a different firmware (Silverware, NFE) manually.
The Boldclash B03 (brushed) has an altitude barometer for true beginners who have no idea how to fly and is (only) auto level whereas the throttle stick is spring loaded (self-centering); the B03-Pro (brushed) quad and transmitter allows to fully control the throttle from 0-100% manually.
However, the Boldclash B03 socket for the lipo at the bottom of the board (instead of making it pluggable with a cable at the back) is not really ideal, to be honest.
As you can imagine:
These are more beginner brushed quads but you can also have a true acro/agility mode when you reflash the firmware on the board and replace it with Silverware/NFE (for experts only!).
You just need to have a multiprotocol RC transmitter which supports the Bayang protocol as "full" RC radios are bigger and have the better sticks so you have better control over the quad; same is true for other quad boards.
BTW: The name Whoop comes from that some of the small quads are made for FPV and have a CAM and video transmitter (VTX) on board so you can use goggles.
Some people in the world race their quads in their house across several floors and rooms or through special LED rings/obstacles ;)
The better micro quad boards and intermediate quads allow you to use different flight modes where:
- A) one is stability (with or without altitude hold / barometer) and the others are
- B) acro/agility/rate mode
- C) and some controllers (BetaFlight, RaceFlight,...) even have flight modes more like Angle, Horizon or
- D) support additional features like "Flip over after crash", Anti-Gravity, Airmode,...
With that true acro/agility mode you can fly the micro/nano quad (almost) "like a collective pitch (CP) heli" which is great fun.
I have written a little bit more about getting started with RC simulator training on your computer and collective pitch (CP) helicopters in this comment: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/37074079?comment_id=37084336
Because the (1s) lipos are swappable you can charge 4-6 lipos in parallel and fly the quad repeatingly for several minutes after some short break (to let the brushed motors cool down).
Hope this information helps someone of you to get started with this great RC hobby.